This level 5 qualification will prepare learners for the demands of a newsroom, teaching the skills needed to work as a professional journalist.
The Certificate in Foundation Journalism provides an introduction to journalism. It may be used as a first step for those considering a career in journalism or by those wishing to develop their journalistic skills for a specific purpose.
The qualification is designed to give a wide variety of uses within the community; whether as a community reporter or contributor, blogger or those wishing to use journalism as a way to draw attention to specific community issues.
To gain the qualification, you must achieve a minimum of 25 credits, including the five mandatory units (see the units below).
This qualification attracts a UCAS tariff of 16 points.